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Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Born: February 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, California
Died: July 14, 1965 in England

Pen Name: Adlai E. Stevenson

Connection to Illinois: Adlai II was raised in Bloomington, Illinois and lived there through high school. He returned to Bloomington after withdrawing from Harvard Law School and attended Northwestern Illinois University School of Law after working for the family newspaper, ''The Daily Pantagaph''. After passing the bar exam, he moved to Chicago to work at the Cutting, Moore and Sidley Law Firm. Stevenson took several different positions in his career but, always returned to Illinois.

Biography: Adlai E. Stevenson II was a professional politician and lawyer. He was noted for his intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served as governor of Illinois from 1948 to 1952 and ran, unsuccessfully, for president against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. He served as Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 to 1965.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Adlai Ewing Stevenson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Government and politics of Uruguay
ISBN: 0313245304 OCLC: 10727148

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1984, ©1962.

Looking outward :
ISBN: 0313245290 OCLC: 234279824

Greenwood Pub., Westport : 1984.

  The new America.
ISBN: 0804614210 OCLC: 109530

Kennikat Press Port Washington, N.Y., [1971, ©1957]

  The papers of Adlai E. Stevenson /
ISBN: 0316467316 OCLC: 357342

Little, Brown, Boston : [1972-79]

What I think.
ISBN: 0837177383 OCLC: 1046802

Greenwood Press Westport, Conn., [1974, ©1956]